The Family Project - Peter Bromley


Peter Bromley Director Various Songs: Pete Fij & Terry Bickers

  • Ranna McArdle Producer Various Songs: Pete Fij & Terry Bickers

  • Demailly Family Key Cast "Themselves"

  • Peter Bromley Camera

  • Claude Bromley Camera


  • Andreas Charalambides Sound

  • Tarquin Calver Music

  • Audrey McIlwain Music

  • Justine Beckett Editor

  • Alex O'Brien Colourist

  • Production Production

  • Lilly Black Post Production Coordinator Charles Hayward Recorded



  • Project Type: Documentary

  • Runtime: 50 minutes

  • Completion Date: January 10, 2020

  • Production Budget: 40,000 EUR

  • Country of Origin: France

  • Country of Filming: France

  • Language: English, French

  • Shooting Format: Digital

  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9

  • Film Color: Color

The Demailly family have lived in the same area of Paris for over a century. Filmmaker Peter Bromley captures the lives of this working class family at a time of political, social and cultural changes in French society. His film asks what does it mean to be French today?



Peter Bromley originates from World's End, Chelsea, London. Bromley leaves school at 15 to work as a photography and darkroom assistant, and turns photographer 5 years later. Living and working in Paris, Milan and London in the 80's & 90's, he was mostly shooting fashion. In 2000, Bromley starts to include film, video and sound in his work. In 2003, he then sets up 1968 Film Group to bring together photography and film projects. In 2005, Peter Bromley moves away from making fictional short films and starts making feature documentaries.


Screenings / Awards

  • Amsterdam Lift-Off Film Festival Netherlands October 12, 2019 Official Selection

  • Deptford X Arts Festival United Kingdom October 30, 2019

  • Ethnografilm Paris Festival France April 14, 2020 Official Selection

  • APOX Documentary Film Festival Croatia October 4, 2020 Official Selection

  • Tokyo International Film Festival Japan September 1, 2021 Award: Best Feature Documentary

  • New York Tri-State Film Festival United States September 7, 2021 Award: Best Feature Documentary

  • Munich New Wave Film Festival Germany December 3, 2021 Official Selection




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